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Is Carbon Capture doomed to fail?

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06/07/2015

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is backed by governments and the International Energy Agency (IEA) as one of the best methods of reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and saving the planet from overheating. The problem is that despite this enthusiasm and the fact that CCS (also called carbon sequestration) is technically possible, it is not happening. It is cheaper and easier to ...

Analysis shows South Africa’s wind and solar power generation matches demand profile

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07/07/2015

Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, has conducted preliminary analysis of South Africa’s wind and solar resources to understand the impact of introducing larger quantities of renewable energy to the electricity system. The initial results reveal two significant findings; firstly, electricity generated from wind and solar resources closely follows the nation’s ...

What domestic contractors need to know about the new CDM regulations – Seminar Invitation

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07/07/2015

The updated Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) now extend duties and responsibilities to domestic contracts and projects, no matter how small. Find out about the updated regulations and your new legal duties at Altius’ morning workshop on Friday 31 July in Derby. The practical two-hour seminar will feature a briefing by CDM expert Lee Slater from Siena Risk ...

Biotechnology: White House Directs EPA, FDA, and USDA to Update the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology

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07/07/2015

With little fanfare or advanced notice to the general public, on July 2, 2015, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Council on Environmental Quality issued a memorandum directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the ...

AMETEK Land Instruments celebrates 45th anniversary of UKAS calibration laboratory

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07/07/2015

AMETEK Land Instruments, based in Sheffield, is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its UKAS accredited infrared temperature calibration laboratory. It was the first UKAS laboratory to be accredited, back in 1970, for the issue of Calibration Certificates for thermal measurements and also the first to be accredited for the issue of certificates that met the requirements of ISO 17025 ...

Evaluation NUVIA process to map radiological contaminations

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07/07/2015

The evaluation has demonstrated that Kartotrak can provide key information to a project manager for a better risk management. After several technical exchanges between NUVIA Process and Geovariances about the use of geostatistics for radiologically contaminated soil characterization, a guided evaluation was conducted to try Kartotrak on a real dataset. The first objective was to ensure that the ...

Resources & Waste UK ‘manifesto’ highlights proactive EU engagement as a key policy priority for 2015

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07/07/2015

With the UK’s relationship with the EU at the top of the news agenda, Resources & Waste UK (R&WUK) emphasises the need for the UK to be proactively engaged in environmental and Circular Economy policy making at a European level, particularly on the Commission’s Circular Economy consultation. Resources and Waste UK (R&WUK) is the newly created partnership between the ...

De Nora successfully completes the acquisition of Severn Trent Water Purification Technologies business

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07/07/2015

De Nora announces the completion of the acquisition of the Water Purification group of Severn Trent Services. The new business line, called De Nora Water Technologies, will be focused on delivering sustainable and innovative water and wastewater technologies for municipal, marine and energy related water treatment applications. De Nora Water Technologies, together with Ozono Elettronica ...

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